In its goal to provide education opportunities to graduating high school students, the SM Foundation College Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for school year 2012-2013.
Now on its 18th year, SM Foundation’s flagship project is open to all 4th year public high school students from the National Capital Region, Batangas, Pampanga, Benguet, Pangasinan, Bulacan, Quezon, Camarines Sur, Rizal, Cavite, Tarlac, Laguna, Zambales, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, Davao, Misamis Oriental and General Santos. Interested applicants must have a weighted average of at least 88% in the second or third grading period in their senior year. Moreover, the applicant’s family must have a total household income that does not exceed P150,000.
SM scholars can pursue Baccalaureate degrees in Information Technology, Information Management, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Computer Science, Elementary and Secondary Education and Accountancy. Scholars may also opt to study in SM Foundation’s partner schools in Metro Manila like Asia Pacific College, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Philippine Normal University, FEU-East Asia, University of Caloocan, University of East-Manila, University of the Philippines-Diliman and National University. In Bulacan, scholars are also given the chance to pursue a course of their own in the nearby Bulacan State University.
Apart from the free tuition fees, allowances for books, school supplies, transportation, board and lodging are provided by SM Foundation as part of the scholar’s monthly allowance. Year-long activities such as personality and communications development programs as well as educational tours are being conducted as part of SM Foundation’s close monitoring of the scholars’ progress.
Interested applicants may obtain their application forms in SM City Baliwag and SM City Marilao Admin Offices and at the Customer Service Counters of SM Hypermarket, SM Department Store and SM Savemore in Baliwag. Deadline of submission is on December 20, 2011.